Sport in Short: Speedway

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SHEFFIELD have escaped closure after being taken over by two businessmen, Timothy Lucking and Neil Machin. The Homefire League Second Division club's first fixture under their new management will be at Newcastle today.

BSPA CUP First round: Stoke 39 Reading 51. Second round: Berwick 42, Wolverhampton 47.

HOMEFIRE LEAGUE First Division: Cradley Heath 50 Oxford 40.